How legacies of the Holocaust should inform health care – American Medical Association

Posted By on January 18, 2021

Bioethics has been significantly influenced by health professionals involvement in atrocities of the Holocaust. From abortion to xeno-transplantation, deliberation on almost every ethics topic in health care today has been influenced by Nazi medical crimes. These topics include genetics, informed consent, public health, military and civilian health policy and practice, death and dying, human subjects research and refugee care.

The January issue ofAMA Journal of Ethics(@JournalofEthics) is devoted to orienting and reorienting contemporary bioethics to legacies of the tragic history of the Holocaust.

Articles include:

Listen and learn

In the journals January podcast, Matthew K. Wynia, MD, MPH, discusses the importance and challenges of teaching Holocaust history to health professions students. Dr. Wynia is a professor of medicine and public health at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is also the director of the University of Colorados Center for Bioethics and Humanities located on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Listen to previous episodes of the podcast, Ethics Talk, or subscribe in iTunes or other services.

TheseAMAJournal of EthicsCME modules are each designated by the AMA for a maximum of 1AMA PRA Category 1 Credit:

Additionally, the CME module, Ethics Talk: Teaching the Holocaust, is designated by the AMA for a maximum of 0.50AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

The offering is part of theAMA Ed Hub, an online learning platform that brings together high-quality CME, maintenance of certification, and educational contentin one placewith relevant learning activities, automated credit tracking and reporting for some states and specialty boards.

Submit manuscripts and artwork

The journals editorial focus is on commentaries and articles that offer practical advice and insights for medical students and physicians.Submit a manuscriptfor publication. The journal alsoinvitesoriginal photographs, graphics, cartoons, drawings and paintings that explore the ethical dimensions of health or health care.

A look ahead

Upcoming issues of theAMA Journal of Ethicswill focus on Racial and Ethnic Health Equity in the U.S.Sign upto receive email alerts when new issues are published.

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